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Family Dispute Resolution Week starts 24th November

Resolution's biggest public-facing campaign of the year, Family Dispute Resolution Week, launched on 24th November.  

Marriage Separation and Divorce is devastating. But it doesn't have to be. There is a better way for you, your family and your children, which family law organisation Resolution is highlighting as part of Family Dispute Resolution Week 24-28 November. Take a few minutes to view the campaign video.

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What is Collaborative Law?

With Tasha Bevan-Stewart, family law solicitor and specialist collaborative lawyer with Watson Thomas Solicitors

What does the word ‘collaborative’ mean?

To work with others in a co-operative, rather than adversarial way towards a common goal.

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What happens with the finances on divorce?

The end of a relationship or marriage can be an extremely emotional and stressful time. It may be difficult for you to make decisions to ensure that you protect the future for you and your family. Sorting out money is, for most couples, the most daunting part of separation and divorce.

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Grounds for Divorce - ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’

To file for divorce you need to prove there has been an irretrievable breakdown in your marriage and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ serves as one of the five grounds for divorce.
Unreasonable behaviour varies from person to person but examples of the types of unreasonable behaviour often cited within Divorce Proceedings are as follows:

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What is Spousal Maintenance?

Part of the divorce process requires you both to come to an agreement on financial matters; how assets and debts will be divided, and what maintenance payments (if any) are required to be paid.
Spousal maintenance provides some financial security for the spouse who is unable to support themselves without additional support payments.

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